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Hamble Winter Series

2017 Hamble Winter Series – Day 5 © Hamo Thornycroft / www.yacht-photos.co.uk

Competitors for Day 5 of the Hamble Winter Series enjoyed a fantastic day of racing with the Hamble River Sailing Club, supported by OneSails. Winter racing doesn’t get much better, there may have been a chill in the air, but the sea temperature in the Solent in November is as good as June. Bright sunshine, 15-20 knots of wind over ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race

An onboard shot shows Volvo 70 Monster Project coming up to the iconic Fastnet Rock in the Rolex Fastnet Race this year © Monster Project

The fourth edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race will start from Marina Lanzarote on 25th November 2017, bound for Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada. The IMA Transatlantic Trophy will be awarded to the first monohull to complete the race and three powerful Maxi yachts can be considered favourites for the prestigious trophy: CQS, Sorceress and Monster Project are ...

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Starting Transat Jacques Vabre

Team Arkema Lalou Multi - Transat Jacques Vabre 2017 © Vincent Olivaud

This Sunday at 1.35 pm, Lalou Roucayrol and Alex Pella set off on the Transat Jacques Vabre race from Le Havre in sporty conditions immediately in the swing of this transatlantic race heading for Salvador de Bahia in Brazil. Overnight Monday, the Arkema pair will have to negotiate an active front. This heralds a few tricky hours, but that will ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Leg 02, Lisbon to Cape Town, day 02, Morning on board Dongfeng. - 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race © Jeremie Lecaudey / Volvo Ocean Race

After a fast and furious opening to Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race, the fleet is settling into a groove on Monday, with navigators and skippers already facing the first of many critical decisions on this race from Lisbon to Cape Town. Today will give us the first indication as to how far west the teams want to set ...

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Clipper Race ~ Race 3/Day 6

Race 3, Day 5 - 2017-18 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race © Clipper Round The World Yacht Race http://www.clipperroundtheworld.com

Race 3 – The Dell Latitude Rugged Race is known to serve up some of the most exhilarating and testing conditions of the entire circumnavigation and, over the last 24 hours, passing squalls have offered up dramatic and sudden changes in weather conditions which has physically and mentally tested the fleet. Maintaining its lead for the sixth consecutive day, Sanya ...

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Bacardi Cup J/70

Bacardi Cup J/70 announcement

Bacardi USA is pleased to announce a new format in 2018 for the 91st anniversary of the world-famous Bacardi Cup, sailed on the emerald-green waters of Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida. Started as a regatta for Star boats in Havana, Cuba in 1927, the Bacardi Cup has continued to evolve and change with the times, giving it continued growth and ...

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Transat Jacques Vabre

Multi50 - Transat Jacques Vabre © Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / TJV http://www.transat-jacques-vabre.com/

Weather gods promise record finish on eve of Transat Jacques Vabre President Macron visits village and wishes skippers good luck • Under 8 day finish possible for Ultime; Class40 talk of 14 days • Records and races mark a great weekend in the Atlantic • Skippers unloading food The weather gods have smiled on one of the great weekends for ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Vestas 11th Hour - Winner of Leg 1, Alicante to Lisbon. PVolvo Ocean Race. 23 October, 2017 © Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race

Catch the Dockwalk and Start – Video The second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race is about to start from Lisbon on the 7000nm leg to Cape Town. Catch the Dockout show and the Start itself. by Sail-World.com/NZ

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Rolex World Sailor of Year Awards 2017

Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards World Sailing

World Sailing is now inviting the sailing community, sports fan and the public to vote for one male and one female who they think should be crowned 2017 Rolex World Sailor of the Year. Public voting is open for a 72-hour period and will close on Tuesday 7 November at 17:59 CST, 23:59 UTC, just hours before the announcement at ...

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Mini-Transat La Boulangère

Mini-Transat La Boulangère © Christophe Breschi

Ian Lipinski (Griffon.fr) is set to enter the channel between the islands of Santo Antao and Sao Vicente in the early hours of tomorrow if he manages to keep up the current pace. In his wake, twenty or so competitors may well follow suit over the course of the day. The solo sailors who’ve declared their intention to make a ...

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